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Why You Should Get to Know Italian Beer (and 9 Must-Try Bottles)

Publisher:
Serious Eats

Date Published:
03/18/2015

Description / Excerpt:
"When you picture Italy, it's likely you're envisioning tender strands of pasta and intensely-flavored vegetables, plates of luscious cured meat, and glasses full of wine: all products of the country's unique soil, climate, and culture. But these days, you'd be missing an element that's recently been electrifying Italy's food scene: craft beer.

"What Italy may lack in brewing history, it makes up for with impressive creativity. Today's Italian brewers have very few preconceived notions, and they face few laws or restrictions about how or what to brew. While influenced by the great beers of Belgium, Germany, and the U.S, beer from Italy stands out right now as something distinctly Italian..."

Credits:
Anne Becerra

URL:
http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/03/best-italian-craft-beer-baladin-del-borgo-pausa-cafe.html

Top 10 Italian Craft Beers

Publisher:
Swide online

Date Published:
09/19/2013

Description / Excerpt:
"Italy used to be though of a wine-only country, but not any more. In the last 10 years beer brewing has exploded in Italy. From artisan micro breweries, to home-brew enthusiasts up and down the length of Italy, beer is booming. Swide spoke to Italy’s leading beer expert Lorenzo Dabove, one of the founding fathers of the current beer movement, and found out what are the characteristics of Italian craft beer and what are the 10 best beers in Italy. Cheers..."


Credits:
Hugo Mc Cafferty, Swide online

URL:
http://www.swide.com/food-travel/wine-and-cocktail/top-10-best-italian-craft-beers/photo-gallery/1-10

The New Birra Italiana

Publisher:
La Cucina Italiana

Date Published:
05/10/2012

Description / Excerpt:
"Perched at 1,000 feet above sea level, Bricco di Neive, population 60, overlooks some of the most prized vineyards in Barbaresco. In Piedmontese dialect, bricco or bric refers to the highest peak of a group of hills in the region. For generations, locals, including famed winemaker Bruno Giacosa, have spent their days crafting some of Italy’s finest wines here. While many climb these remote hills to taste the fruits of their labor, this small province also has become a destination for another prize, one that draws crowds of up to 300 on any given Saturday. They come from around the world to drink the beer at the brewery, bar and restaurant CitaBiunda.

This craft beer outpost is responsible for elegant brews like BiancaNeive, a rich wheat beer with pronounced aromas of banana, orange peel and coriander, and SensuAle, a corpulent amber ale with surprisingly complex aromas. They, among others, are the handcrafted products of Marco Marengo, a 32-year-old brewer from nearby Alba, who started CitaBiunda with his childhood friend, Stefano Lombardi, in the center of Neive five years ago.

Today, Marengo produces 35,000 liters per year, and he’s not alone. There are currently more than 430 microbreweries operating in Italy, and this number is expected to reach 500 by the end of the year. Fifteen years ago, annual consumption of artisanal beer was about 4,200 U.S. barrels—today it is 383,475 U.S. barrels, says Teo Musso, owner of the Le Baladin brewery, bar and restaurant empire. Quite a wave, considering the first bottles of craft Italian beer appeared on the market in the mid-1990s.

From Torino to Taormina, “birra artigianale”—unpasteurized and unfiltered beer made on a small scale from quality ingredients—has won the hearts of the food savvy. It is a trend that few saw coming in a notoriously wine-centric culture. But a combination of creative, bold brewers, regulatory freedom and a fan base with a receptive palate has catapulted it into the spotlight of the contemporary Italian food scene..."


Credits:
Marisa Huff

URL:
http://lacucinaitalianamagazine.com/article/the-new-birra-italiana

Italian beer making a splash in Philadelphia

Publisher:
Philadelphia Inquirer

Date Published:
05/10/2012

Description / Excerpt:
"The word birrificio may not yet quite roll off the tongue.

But if Philadelphians continue to plunge into the exotic new beers that have recently begun appearing here from Tuscany, Piedmont, and Emiglia-Romagna, brewed with everything from chestnuts to barbera grapes, chinotto peel and myrrh, the Italian word for brewery should become a familiar one, indeed.

The unfamiliarity is understandable. In a country better known for vino like Chianti and Barolo, the craft-beer industry is still in its infancy, dating only to 1996, when Teo Musso and Agostino Arioli opened their pioneering breweries in Piedmont, Birreria Le Baladin and Birrificio Italiano, respectively. Since then, however, there has been an explosion of growth from about 20 breweries in 2002 to more than 450 today, according to Matthias Neidhart of importer B. United International. It is in many ways a movement inspired by America’s own beer renaissance, but has taken on a distinctive Italian spin, rooted in bold, inventive styles and in a concerted effort to make beers that pair with food..."

Credits:
Craig LaBan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

URL:
http://articles.philly.com/2012-05-10/news/31656211_1_beer-renaissance-german-beers-matthias-neidhart

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